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1897
in her pink and white waist, but black skirt, Hilda in a pale blue organdie - high necked & Maude in a "stuff" skirt & light satin & chiffon "blouse" - a little low and most becoming. The the house is so nice for a party: the dining room
& sitting room were crashed - the drawing room was cosy with plenty of chatty chairs & seats & the little nooks between the two dancing rooms. the dimly lighted stairs and hall were well patronized. In fact I patronized them myself! I did have a lovely time & the dancing didnt trouble me a bit. Had more than a partner a dance - but sat out one or two - & parts of others - because it was more fun. Met some nice men - Maude's "ci devant" beau, Will Gibson - danced with me first, I believe, and was extremely nice to me & quite handsome, I think (Hilda says Maude is "through" with him - The romance is - He loved Maude - people talked & she cared naught for him - then people talked & he grew shy & she did care for him too late. Now they seem just good friends enough.

1897
in her pink and white waist, but black skirt, Hilda in a pale blue organdie - high necked & Maude in a "stuff" skirt & light satin & chiffon "blouse" - a little low and most becoming. The the house is so nice for a party: the dining room
& sitting room were crashed - the drawing room was cosy with plenty of chatty chairs & seats & the little nooks between the two dancing rooms. the dimly lighted stairs and hall were well patronized. In fact I patronized them myself! I did have a lovely time & the dancing didnt trouble me a bit. Had more than a partner a dance - but sat out one or two - & parts of others - because it was more fun. Met some nice men - Maude's "ci devant" beau, Will Gibson - danced with me first, I believe, and was extremely nice to me & quite handsome, I think (Hilda says Maude is "through" with him - The romance is - He loved Maude - people talked & she cared naught for him - then people talked & he grew shy & she did care for him too late. Now they seem just good friends enough.

1897
in her pink and white waist, but black skirt, Hilda in a pale blue organdie - high necked & Maude in a "stuff" skirt & light satin & chiffon "blouse" - a little low and most becoming. The the house is so nice for a party: the dining room
& sitting room were crashed - the drawing room was cosy with plenty of chatty chairs & seats & the little nooks between the two dancing rooms. the dimly lighted stairs and hall were well patronized. In fact I patronized them myself! I did have a lovely time & the dancing didnt trouble me a bit. Had more than a partner a dance - but sat out one or two - & parts of others - because it was more fun. Met some nice men - Maude's "ci devant" beau, Will Gibson - danced with me first, I believe, and was extremely nice to me & quite handsome, I think (Hilda says Maude is "through" with him - The romance is - He loved Maude - people talked & she cared naught for him - then people talked & he grew shy & she did care for him too late. Now they seem just good friends enough.
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